The changing of the seasons brings with it a plethora of dynamic shifts to the way we walk, talk, dress and consume. Leaves change color. A crisp breeze permeates the air. Cargo shorts are packed away until being prematurely unpacked in March of the next year. Pumpkin.
The idea alone invokes the comfort of cozy, cable-knit sweaters and powdered donuts in some and the shrieking horror of raking wet leaves in others. It's almost as if it's taken on it's own Frankenstein-esque definition for each individual due to season upon season of dilution and concentration. Spice.
At the epicenter of it all, we find patient zero, from which all of the hysteria can be attributed. Latte.
Pumpkin. Spice. Latte.
To many, the true delineation of the changing of the season begins with the late-September marketing push employed by Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and even good, ole' Timmy Ho's these days. Billboards go up, UGG boots and flannel slip on; cause and effect.
Like it or not, it's f*cking pumpkin time.
Where does this leave us? The small mom & pops without laboratories full of scientists deciding how hard we're gonna Fall this season?
Well, when left to our own devices, it turns out things can be pretty okay. This band of coffee nerds hunkered down and fine-tuned our own secret weapon. We call it RED OKTOBER SPICE. The hunt for RED OKTOBER SPICE wasn't easy. Friends became enemies. Enemies became RED OKTOBER SPICE SECRET INGREDIENT X. But none of that matters anymore. We're so damn proud of it, we'll even trade you for one of your PSL drinks, free of charge.
That's right. If you stop at Starbucks or Dunkin or Tim Hortons and pick up one of their PSL concoctions and bring it into our shop, we'll make you a fresh, hand-crafted beverage from our Red Oktober menu of your choosing. And it won't cost you a thing.
To help celebrate the launch of our Red Oktober menu, stop in anytime starting on Thursday, October 6th until Thursday, October 13th and we'll honor the deal.
public espresso + coffee
The Hotel Lafayette
391 Washington St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
2178 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14210